Foxboro High senior Sophia DiCenso netted career goal No. 200 as the Warrior girls’ lacrosse team poured in 12 first-half goals and returned to the win column after consecutive losses with a 16-6 Hockomock League victory over visiting Sharon High on Monday.
DiCenso (three goals, one assist) earned the career mark on a goal with four minutes left in the first half as Foxboro took a 11-3 lead. She also corralled five of the first six faceoffs as Foxboro scored three goals in the opening three minutes and never turned back.
The Warriors (4-4) led by double-digits for much of the second half.
“League games are always big games so we always try to come out hard,” said Foxboro coach Brittany Sherry of the Warriors, who took a 12-3 lead at the intermission after scoring six unanswered goals in the final 13:40. “They just wanted it.”
Senior Meghan Curran (four goals) scored three free-position goals in the first half.
Fellow attackman Julia Kelley (one goal), senior Molly Murphy (four goals) each scored in the first half while sophomore Lilly Vey (two goals) added one of her own on a free-position chance to put Foxboro ahead 8-3. Junior Jamie Notarangelo and Kristen Wayland each scored one goal.
Sophomore goaltender Sara Addeche made eight saves for Foxboro.
E Senior Molly Murphy scored three goals as the Warriors kept it close, facing a mere two-goal deficit against defending Central/West Sectional champion Longmeadow at the half before falling 16-9 in a non-league defeat.
Longmeadow scored consecutive goals midway through the second half to pull away.
Julia Kelley had two goals for the Warriors while Lilly Vey, Jamie Notarangelo, Sophia DiCenso and Mikayla Ames each had one. Junior Abby Hassman had four assists while Addeche had four saves.
Upon conclusion of their contest against Taunton on Wednesday, after The Foxboro Reporter went to print, the Warriors (4-4) will get back into their tough non-league schedule against Walpole on Friday, before returning to league play against Oliver Ames Monday and Mansfield on Wednesday.